A Winsome Ode to Justice

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15The search for the origins of handling human error is the subject of Maira Kalman’s latest post, May It Please the Court. In this installment of her monthly New York Times column And the Pursuit of Happiness, Kalman continues to document her stay in Washington, D.C., this time paying a visit to the Supreme Court and the National Gallery during cherry blossom season. She begins with the Code of Ur-Nammu and the payback for knifing a nose, moves on to Voltaire, and lunches with Ruth Bader Ginsburg who answers the question, “What does it feel like to be the only woman on the court?”


Rozalia Jovanovic is a founding editor of Gigantic, a magazine of short prose and art. She is the Deputy Editor of Flavorpill and has received fellowships from The MacDowell Colony and Columbia University. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming from Unsaid, The Believer, Everyday Genius, Guernica, elimae, and Esquire.com. She blogs at The Astonishing Egg and is The Rumpus New York Editor. More from this author →